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post #91 of 176
+1 on Adam Curtis . The one on Eddy Bernays is amazing Also DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH - documentary on sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison. never read his stuff, but the guy is super interesting and quirky as hell. http://www.sundancechannel.com/sunfi...hould-we-care/ Oh, and Gimme Shelter . best rock doc evah
post #92 of 176
hoop dreams

pumping iron

step into liquid
post #93 of 176
Up Series Ken Burns Civil War Grizzly Man Hoop Dreams Journey to the Edge of the Universe Why We Fight No Direction Home: Bob Dylan The Silent World Night and Fog
post #94 of 176
I'm about to start Cosmos, so this might change, but I've really liked Born Into This and The Fog of War. The latter easily being my favorite.
post #95 of 176
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post #96 of 176
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I'm about to start Cosmos, so this might change, but I've really liked Born Into This and The Fog of War. The latter easily being my favorite.

Don't miss Journey to the Edge of the Universe. Cosmos is great, but the visuals on the JttEotU are about 29 years more advanced.
post #97 of 176
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I want to watch The Fog of War again. It was that good!
post #98 of 176
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I want to watch The Fog of War again. It was that good!

Watch standard operating procedure (also by Morris). Great doc on Abu Ghraib.
post #99 of 176
Hated: GG Allin
post #100 of 176
We just watched the National Parks by Ken Burns. What a disappointment! It was jamming 2 hours of story into a 12 hour series.

The droning music, the monotone speakers, the repetition of facts and photos. Ken, WTF happened to your energy, dude? His formula format is really not aging well.
post #101 of 176
  • Sherman's March: A Meditation on the Possibility of Romantic Love In the South During an Era of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation - which is not about the Civil War but concens native North Carolinian Ross McElwee's journey though the South in search of love.
  • The Thin Blue Line - Erroll Morris' greatest achievement.
  • Salesman - the Maysles' brothers classic portrait of Bible salesmen, even better than the more renowned Grey Gardens
  • Jazz on a Summer's Day - my favorite documentary concerning music (Chuck Berry backed by Louis Armstong's band - showing how much old time jazzers understood the connection to Chuck's music) and Anita O'Day (who was jacked up on smack for her performance)
  • I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - Documenting Wilco's trevails recording Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and Tweedy's firing of the late Jay Bennett.
  • Night and Fog - Alain Resnais' definitive documentation of the Holocaust.
post #102 of 176
Trader from 1987 about PTJ II has high entertainment value. I thought that Gordon Gekko was a complete over the top character in the movie Wall Street. I was wrong. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwleW-6xhoI
post #103 of 176
Why we fight jesus camp faster
post #104 of 176
I remember watching all of The Ten Thousand Day War one summer when I was in high school. Very good documentary on the Vietnam War.

Also Eyes on the Prize, about the civil rights movement.
post #105 of 176
how to draw a bunny

the cola wars

joy division [the corbijin doc]

food inc

I used to watch a lot more when i had cable and IFC and the Sundance channel.
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